Trent teams both earn national final spots

Trent College is celebrating as both its year eight boys tennis team and U18 girls hockey team have reached their respective national finals.

The year eight boys will do battle for the title of national champions after reaching the final of the AEGON Team Schools Tennis Year Eight Championships next month.

The five-strong team of Harry Finney (Y9), Tom Connelly (Y8), Ned Smith (Y8), Kieran O’Driscoll-Pabla (Y7) and Ben Hutchinson (Y7) will travel to Bolton Arena where they will go head to head with the three other Y8 boys’ National finalists on December 6-7.

The U18 hockey girls will also contest national final glory after booking their place at the England Hockey National Schools Championships for Girls being held at the London Olympic Park on 24-25 February.

After romping to group victories over Wellingborough (1-0), Malvern (3-0) and Oakham (1-0), Trent then clinched a penalty strokes win over Bromsgrove, after the game was 0-0 at full-time, to set up the regional final with Repton.

The final proved one game too far on the day as Repton won 3-0, however, with both the regional champions and runners-up qualifying for the final, the girls returned to Long Eaton happy.